Paul John – Kanya

Wow, it has been almost a month since my last post, how time has flown by, and how busy it has been on so many fronts! Hope you all had a great festive season and are ready to enjoy some more good spirits in the coming year…!

Recently I had a chance to taste the new release from Paul John. Kanya is an unpeated expression that has been maturing for 7 years in American white oak casks and bottled at 50%. The meaning behind the name they explain in the video below…

When nosing this dram I can find loads of fruit and spice notes mixed with marzipan, sugar coated nuts, creme brulee, honey, lemon leaves, ginger cake, cardamom, white pepper, raspberry, warm freshly made apple sauce, hint of tobacco leaves and vigs.

The palate shows me dark spices and fruits together with fresh citrus like oranges, tangerines and pomelo. There are some dark fruits also like vigs, plums and raspberry. A beautiful mix of black pepper, cream cheese, white pepper, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, red apples and fried banana in a sweet batter and a good dose of powdered sugar on top…

The finish is medium to long in length with creamy notes, warm oranges, chocolate and fudge pieces. A complex dram and one that is beautiful balanced and filled with warming notes. Love it! Below some more information that I received from Shilton about this new expression. Shilton, thank you for sharing it!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s